let's not forget america's stubborn weight problem which brings us to the number of the day, 35.7. that's the percentage of u.s. adults who are not just overweight but obese. the figure comes from the most recent national health and nutrition examination sur survey in 2010. with you heard plenty of medical reasons for this but there is also a political correlation. look at states where the total obesity levels were above 30% last year. aside from michigan, every single one of them voted for mitt romney last week, by a safe margin. these are solid red states like indiana, west virginia, oklahoma louisiana, and far and away the heaviest of all mississippi. if the election were just held among the fattest least healthy places in america, mitt romney would be going into the white house, with a mandate. on the other hand, look at the states with obesity levels under 25%. out of 11 states all but three went for obama.